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POURS FOR THOUGHT?
TEXAN CERAMICIST • Jessica Phillips, from Texas, is holding her first international exhibition at the JOC Ceramics Gallery in Hampton, London from now until 30 April.
THROWN PIERCED LAMP SHADE • There can be no better way to individualise your home than to make your own decorative features. Lamp and light shades make great subjects for unique expression, so try out this simple method to get you started
FIRED UP 4 • Hannah McAndrew explains what this initiative is about, and how you can help
WALL HANGING RAM’S HEAD • Having an animal head hanging on the wall is not to everyone’s taste but there is something incredibly satisfying about making one successfully in clay. If you don’t want to make a ram, the method demonstrated here can easily be adapted to make almost any animal you like
GLAZE BASICS: SUBSTITUTING GLAZE MATERIALS
LARGE PINCHED AND COILED BOWL • There is something very pleasing about making bowls; they’re female forms, rounded and open and the good thing is, they have so many uses that you can’t really have too many!
LIDDED VESSEL • This is a lovely ovento-table dish for cooking and then serving a meal. It looks particularly good when made in sets of different sizes, to serve a variety of foods. Alternatively, a shallow version makes a great dressing table container for jewellery or makeup
THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN The final!
SURFACE DECORATION CUT WORK • In truth, piercing is more a decorative technique integral to the body of the form than a surface decoration. We cover the technique in simple form here to get you started but the possibilities for beautiful, fine work are endless and all you need are a steady hand and patience
Confessions of a novice • Let’s face it, a new kiln costs more than I spent on my car. For many of us, that just isn’t an option. Unfortunately, there are pitfalls to second-hand, too, and one of them is rust